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Base Brisbane Embassy

2.0 of 5
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214 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
Base Brisbane Embassy
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Ranked #72 of 114 Specialty Lodging in Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We didn't have high expectations from a hostel but this one was by far the worst we stayed in. Luckily we only spent one night there...Rooms are very dark and dirty. Kitchen was just awful with dirty greasy pans and tables, but when we saw toilets and showers we were horrified..dirty , smelly, the toilet was blocked and stank ...... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

So as a backpacker who has travelled around Australia I have visited a lot of hostels during the past few months, of course we never expect 5* from a hostel but this is by far the worst one I have ever stayed at! Firstly I was greeted in a fair manner by a lovely ginger haired girl but if you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Stayed here for 4 nights, perfect hostel. When we arrived the guy on reception told us to come back in a few hours to check us in as he couldn't do it until 2pm which was fine. When we went back to check in he explained how he couldn't fit the three of us in one dorm and that there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

As opposed to Base Central (just a few blocks away), this base felt a lot cleaner and friendlier. The room I stayed in was a really comfortable size and was cleaned every day. The kitchen was a little small but cleaned regularly. Nice friendly and helpful staff, a lot of them working for accommodation, which meant they would not just... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Originally planned to stay for 2 nights but ended up extending to 7. The hostel itself is nothing to shout out about, but if your just looking for some cheap accommodation then it's great. It has more of a hotel feel to it. It's in a good location - right in the CBD surrounded by bars, cafés, restaurants and shops,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

My friend and I stayed here for four days while backpacking through Australia, the hostel was very good. It smelled a little like urine in the hallways, but that is the only negative thing I have to say about this hostel. Other than that, the service was excellent! I strongly recommend this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Really friendly and helpful staff, clean double room that was spacious, nice facilities to eat/cook/relax in. Hostel is set just off the main thoroughfare which was nice because it didn't get too loud but is still a very close walk to different bars/restaurants/woolies and other shops. Would definitely stay there again

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I was there for 2 nights. The staff were very welcoming from the start, I was checking in a little early but they let me into the kitchen to make lunch while I waited for my room to be ready. My room was clean and it was quiet at night. The second night I had heat pumping into my room... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

It was a 20-25 minute walk with my backpack and everything from the greyhound station. When I got here the front desk lady was pretty snooty and seemed irritated with me. Asked her what is the best things to do around brisbane the next couple days and only mentioned a lagoon, when it turned out there was a huge street... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We booked a double room for 4 nights at the base Brisbane embassy.. The corridors and lift had a 'funny smell' which was a big turn off at first. The double room is quite spacious but the shower wasn't working properly and nobody did anything about it, although the reception staff was friendly enough. The location is defo the biggest... More 

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